How Structure Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are ubiquitous and perhaps talked about more than ever before, but it is clear that there is much more work to be done. This topic is very complex, and organizations have tried to put the right policies and practice in place to create more equitable work environments, but some efforts can be perceived as a quick fix to a present situation rather than preparing for long-term change. But what if work opportunities, promotions and representation within a company were merit-based? Where skills, experiences, and capabilities were the focus, and all employees have transparency into aspirational career and leadership opportunities. Unlike the quick fix solutions, this can be achievable with the right structure to enable an equitable employee experience.

In this webinar, Lisa Connell, former CHRO and current Managing Director of Lifelong Learning and Education at University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, and Erin Hamrick, Founding Partner at Sterling James, an executive search firm for the insurance industry, will share insights from academia, industry and experience on how structure supports DEI and prepares organizations for long-term change and success.